'There is no better feeling than defeating the enemy on its home ground', Atta Tarar on Pakistan-India World Cup match
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Home and Legal Affairs Atta Tarar on Saturday supported Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup 2023 to be held in India in October this year.
He claimed that winning over India on their home field brought about an unmatched sense of pride.
The team should compete in the coveted tournament, according to Tarr, a member of the committee established by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to provide advice on Pakistan’s trip of India during cricket’s biggest event.
“Beating your enemies on their own turf is the best feeling there is. In an exclusive interview with Geo News, the lawmaker claimed that Pakistan is a better cricket team than India and that they ought to play there.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, is a better batsman than Virat Kohli, according to Tarr, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), who also lauded bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
When compared to other players, he claimed that Babar Azam is a better player than Virat Kohli. There isn’t a single fast bowler like Shaheen Afridi in India. I’d really like to see Shaheen Afridi dismiss Virat Kohli on Indian soil and Babar Azam record a century.
Tarr agreed that politics should not be involved in cricket.
“Whether India visits Pakistan is up to them, but politics and sports shouldn’t be intertwined. He added that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should exert pressure on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the International Cricket Council forum because “a gentleman’s game should not look like a battlefield.”
referring to the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Imran Khan, a former captain who led his team to a World Cup victory, was quoted as saying: “We have seen in the past how mixing politics and cricket has done our country a lot of harm.”
As the committee’s judgment was still pending, SAPM also made a statement, stating that each member had the right to express their opinions and that such opinions should be respected.
Ehsan Mazari, the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister who oversees PCB, thinks Pakistan shouldn’t visit India. He is a friend, and I sincerely value his perspective. Prime Minister Shehbaz hasn’t yet expressed a personal viewpoint on this choice, but he has a plan to advance sports culture in the nation.
Tarr appeared to be quite confident in Pakistan’s performance and was rooting for the green shirts to win the championship at
This year’s major cricket event is slated for October.
One of his ambitions, he claimed, is to witness Pakistan win the World Cup on Indian land. Winning the World Cup is an honor, but the ICC trophy in India will be even more significant because of Pakistan.
Politicians disagree that cricket diplomacy can help Pakistan and India become more friendly due to the ongoing Kashmir issue.
Human rights have been violated by India in Jammu and Kashmir. I don’t see any conversation between Pakistan and India using cricket diplomacy till the Kashmir problem is settled. The only option left to Pakistan is to overcome India at home, according to SAPM.
The committee’s recommendations, he claimed, the Prime Minister over Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup slated in India have not yet been sent.